A 7-piece Traditional Jazz Band playing the music of the 1920’s and 30’s.

Featuring the music of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver through to the Kenny Ball Band of the 1960’s. Originally formed by Bob Ward and Tony Parker, Bob and Tony’s passing has seen the band with new personnel, the addition of piano (to a 7 piece) and Brian Kelly leading on trumpet. The new sound is more of a New Orleans and Chicago sound.

The band is unique in that it combines the experience of Thomas, King and Cummins, (a combined 180 years musical experience) with the youth of Trenton and Douglas. Kelly and Palmer sit somewhere in between !. It is happy, toe-tapping driving music that has attracted the attention of the Auckland Swing dance scene.

Personnel: Brian Kelly – Trumpet, Merv Thomas – Trombone, Carlos Palmer – Clarinet, Arthur Cummins – Piano, Jessie Douglas – Banjo, Hank Trenton – Double Bass, and Bruce King – Drums.


Apr 23 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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